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Rusiecki Sets New Course Record #vt1002014

CONGRATULATIONS BRIAN!

Congrats to Brian Rusiecki who set a NEW Vermont 100 Endurance 100 mile Run Course Record with a time of 14:47:35. The old course record has held for 10 years. It was set in 2004 by Leigh Schmitt with a time of 14:53:09.

Way to go Brian!

26th Annual Vermont 100 Endurance Run Program #vt1002014


Welcome Runners and Crews! 

Download a Copy of the Program, CLICK HERE

Friday, July 18
– Registration is open from 9:30 AM until 3:45 PM at Silver Hill Meadow. NO DOGS ALLOWED!! All runners must submit to an exam which primarily involves evaluation of vital signs and will not be a complete physical exam. Runners will be weighed in their running gear and should show evidence of adequate training and be knowledgeable about stress factors in conditions of heat and humidity.

– Camping opens at 9:00 AM – NO DOGS ALLOWED!! Please camp in the designated field, farthest from the road. DO NOT set up tents next to your vehicle! There is a small pond onsite for participants to swim at their own risk. Portable toilets are available onsite. Please be considerate of others after dark.

– 4:00 PM – RUNNER AND CREW BRIEFING MEETING A mandatory meeting, to review trail conditions, markings, locations and logistics of medical checks and aid stations, plus any last minute chang- es or announcements from the race committee. This is the time to get any questions answered.

– 5:30 PM – Dinner in the main tent at Silver Hill Meadow. Saturday, July 19 – 3:00 AM – 3:45 AM – All 100 Mile runners must check in with race administration in the main tent.

Saturday, July 19

– 4:00 AM – 100 MILE RACE START!!! – 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM. All 100 K runners must check in with race administration in the main tent.

– 9:00 AM – 100 KILOMETER RACE STARTS!! 

Sunday, July 20

– 5:00 AM – All 100 K runners must be finished – 10:00 AM – All 100 M runners must be finished. – 10:30 AM – BBQ served in the main tent. – 11:30 AM – Awards presentations


General Race Rules and Information

1. Runner numbers must be worn on the front and outside of whatever clothes you are wearing. If we cannot see your number we cannot score you at the aid stations. It is the responsibility of the individual runner to make sure that your number has been noted and you have been checked in at all manned aid stations. 

2. ABSOLUTELY NO LITTERING WILL BE TOLERATED!! 

3. Any runner dropping out must immediately notify appropriate race personnel at an aid station or the finish line. 

 4. Cutoff times at Medical Stations are non-negotiable. 

5. All runners will abide by the directions of Medical personnel. 

6. The use of headphones or personal speakers (ipods, mp3 players, walkmans, radios, etc) is prohibited. Their use presents a major safety hazard and can result in disqualification. 

7. Runners who get lost during the race must return, without assis- tance from others, to the spot where they left the trail to continue. 

8. Any runner accepting a ride for any reason is deemed out of the race. 

9. No aid is allowed from a vehicle. Crews must be outside the vehicle and at an acceptable location when assisting a runner. This includes pacing a runner from a vehicle. 

 10. No aid or assistance is allowed other than at designated handler access stations. Race officials have the right to disqualify any runner who does not abide by this rule. Handlers take note! 

 11. No vehicle shall follow a runner at night, assisting with headlights. 

12. No “muling” (pacers carrying runners gear.) 

 13. Pets are not allowed at aid stations or Silver Hill Meadow, except service animals, which should be marked as such. 

14. We discourage the use of “trekking poles”. Their use will result in disqualification only if race officials deem such use to be hazardous. 

15. Violating any rule will be grounds for disqualification. Race management reserves the right to bar any runner from competing in this or any future Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Race.



Medical Information 
PERSONNEL AND SUPPLIES – At the medical check points you will find Doctors, EMTs RNs, PAs and others trained in outdoor medical care. The first aid boxes at each aid station contain a few basic supplies (bandages, tape, petroleum jelly, antacid, pain reliever, etc). Bring any supplies you expect to need but take only those medications that have been approved by your physician for use under these extreme conditions. 

WEIGHT – All runners will be weighed in their running gear at the Friday check-in. The scales all weigh the same and these scales will be used at the medical check points during the race. Weight loss of 5% means that you stop for a more thorough evaluation and rehydration. A 7% weight loss means elimination. 

WEIGHT GAIN may indicate a serious problem with your kidney function. Be sure that you are urinating and that your urine is clear. Take in proper electrolyte replacement fluids. Drinking only glucose will get you into trouble. You must also take in Sodium and Potassium. 

BLOOD PRESSURE AND PULSE – will be checked at 88.3 miles (Bill's) and finish. 

MENTAL STATUS – If you exhibit an unusual amount of confusion or disorientation or fatigue (particularly during the last 40 miles or during night running) you will be asked to stop. 

EMERGENCIES – You will be on very rural trail and immediate care will be difficult to get. DO NOT LEAVE THE TRAIL! Send word ahead to the next aid station and we will get to you. Ham ra- dio operators will be at manned aid stations for communications with local emergency crews but an ambulance could take more than 30 minutes to get to you. 

VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL – If you choose to stop, you must check out at an aid station or the finish line and be evaluated at a medical station before leaving the area. 

COMMON SENSE AND SELF-AWARENESS – Know your limits, take good care of yourself and enjoy your run.



Cutoff times at Medical Check Points

During the VT 100, runners are allowed to set their own pace but are required to leave the medical check points by the cutoff times - which are as follows:

Medical Check Point Requirements At each required Medical Check Point every runner must be weighed before hydrating. Weight loss of 5% will result in the runner being observed while hydrating in the station and no runner who has lost 7% of pre-race weight will be allowed to continue. Medical staff will also evaluate other aspects of each runner’s condition. All decisions of Medical Staff regarding the fitness of a runner to continue are final and not subject to appeal.

Note: Race management reserves the right to ask a runner to stop if, in their opinion, the runners pace creates a hazard to the runner or others. Do not argue with Race or Medical staff.

                                100mi                     100K
#14 Camp 10 Bear   6:00 PM                 12 noon 
 #21 Camp 10 Bear  1 AM                     7:15 PM 
 #26 Bills                  6:30 AM                 1:15 AM


Parking at Silver Hill Meadow and Handler-Access Stations
Please Take Note: 
At all times you need to park as directed by race personnel! 
Obey all permanent and temporary signs! 
No parking is allowed on public roads, in unmarked private driveways or in driveways at the start/finish area. Parking is allowed only at designated areas at handler access stations. 
No pacer parking is allowed at Camp 10 Bear. Free shuttle service will be offered from Silver Hill Meadow for pacers.

Drop Bags 
Runners may have drop bags delivered to any of 9 designated aid stations on the course. These stations are; #5, #7, #14*, #18*, #19*, #21*, #23*, #26* and #28* (* De- notes K aid station also). Drop bags must be rugged, securely closed soft containers, clearly marked with the runners bib # and the aid station number where the runner wants them delivered. Excessively large or heavy drop bags will not be accepted or delivered to stations. All drop bags must be left in the designated area at the start/finish before 6 PM on Friday. We will do our best to return all drop bags to the start/finish by noon on Sunday. 

 The Vermont 100 is not responsible for lost, stolen or dam- aged bags or belongings. Arrangements must be made in advance for the return of any bags runners are unable to retrieve by 3 PM on Sunday.



Trail Marking 

The trail is marked for the runners with 10” yellow plastic plates marked with black arrows. 

There are 6” yellow plates marked with a “C” used as confidence markers between the large arrow signs. Lime white chalk (arrows on the ground) is used to mark certain intersections. Glow sticks are placed on the trail after dark. Please note that vandalism can occur and our crews will be monitoring markers as best they can, during the race. Please be aware of your surroundings, we do our best to make the marking consistent and easy to follow. The first 5.6 miles of the 100 K of the course, is not part of the 100 mile course, and is marked with light purple plates with black arrows. From then on the 100 K runners follow the same yellow plates as the 100 Milers.

Because of problems we have had in the past with dogs on the course, we must insist. NO DOGS ALLOWED AT SILVER HILL, ON THE COURSE OR IN CAMP!!! A friendly reminder to all participants and guests – please be respectful of the beautiful environment which surrounds you and attempt to keep it green! Please help us patrol for litter all through the event!

26th Vermont 100 Endurance Ride and Run is Dedicated to Steve & Dinah Rojek (see printed program or download a copy)

Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport 
Vermont Adaptive was founded by Laura Farrell in 1987 operating at Ascutney Mountain Resort as the Vermont Handicap Ski Foundation. It was the first disabled skiing program in Vermont that worked with people of all ages and abilities and promoted the beneficial aspects associated with sports and recreation.

During this same time, Laura and her running and equine friends and dedicated supporters of the organization established the VT 100 and the VT 50 races to help subsidize the organizational expenses.

In 1989, the Ski Foundation grew to include summer activities such as canoeing and rock climbing in Southern Vermont. By 1991 the adaptive skiing program expanded to Northern Vermont, beginning operations of our winter program at Sugarbush Resort.

By 1996 the organization offered full-time statewide programs and the name Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports was adopted with the mission to provide year-round recreational opportunities to individuals with disabilities.

In 1998, Vermont Adaptive expanded its programming by collaborating with Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center to bring an extensive Adaptive Water Sports program to the Champlain Valley.

Vermont Adaptive moved its southern programs and operational headquarters to Pico Mountain Resort in 1999, centralizing ad- ministration.

In the spring of 2000, Vermont Adaptive played a large part in the development and creation of the first inclusive camp in Chittenden County. "Partners in Adventure" pairs able bodied and disabled campers ages 11-17 together for adventure and activities.

In 2002 Vermont Adaptive developed, trained and sponsored a disabled alpine ski team to participate in the Diana Golden Race Series held throughout the Northeast. The series is designed to allow disabled athletes to become familiar with the sport of alpine ski racing in a fun and supportive environment.

In 2004, Vermont Adaptive aligned itself with the US Paralympics as an official partner and Paralympic Sport Club. Paralympic Sport Clubs are responsible for promoting awareness for the Paralympic Games and for developing programs and events which expose physically disabled athletes to competitive Paralypic sport. The US Paralympics is the sanctioning body for the US Olympics and hosts Paralympic Games in the 2 weeks following each Olympic Game year at the same Olympic site location.

Vermont Adaptive and United States Association for Blind Athletes partnered in 2007 to offer the first National Winter Festival "learn to ski, learn to race and Nordic event" for visually impaired and blind athletes.

In 2008 Vermont Adaptive expanded to a 3rd Winter Program location, Bolton Valley Resort. Because of it's proximity to Burlington and Chittenden County, our programs at Bolton Valley are very popular and growing quickly.

The VT 100 Endurance Race is one of Vermont Adaptive's largest fund-raisers. The entry fee and participation in the optional pledge program make it possible for people with disabilities to experience the thrill of sports that is often taken for granted by able-bodied athletes.


Thank you Landowners!
A huge Thank-You is due to the landowners, who allow the events of the Vermont 100 to use their property each year. (see printed program or download a copy)

Thanks to our generous Vermont 100 Sponsors (see printed program or download a copy)

Vermont 100 Temp Tats Are IN -Are YOU Ready? #vt1002014


The Vermont 100 Merchandise is set up

We'll be open for Business at 9 AM Friday Morning!
See you Then...

“Welcome to the Vermont 100, Have a Great Race!!! “


Stuff to share:

Course Elevation Map
Download a MAP here.
Thank you Keith Knipling!

Handler Guidelines and Crew Directions 
will be handed out on 
Friday July 18 at Race Registration 
from 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
You will Need:

Please read over our previous posts and share with family/friends and crew members:

http://vermont100endurancerun.blogspot.com/2014/07/vermont-100-race-weekend-schedule.html

Live Timing

Crew Rules for 2014




A Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Sports for Every Body


*When posting to Social Media use this hashtag

Please follow us on Social Media* for all the latest updates about race weekend.

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Fingers crossed!

Welcome to Vermont and the Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride #vt1002014

Welcome to the 2014 VT 100!!
Whether you’re running, crewing, volunteering or just want to watch the action a little, we welcome you to Vermont! The VT 100 is excited to be starting in the lovely West Windsor, VT for it’s 26th running. We want to thank all the local people and business who have made it possible for us to return to Silver Hill.


What ever your role, thank you all for joining us this weekend! Every penny raised by this event goes to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, a non-profit, volunteer based program which provides recreational and competitive athletic opportunities, instruction and equipment to people with disabilities.

 As a long time volunteer ski instructor I can tell you first hand what a huge difference it makes to have the funding to be able to purchase quality equipment and be able to offer lessons on a sliding scale to those who might not otherwise be able to afford a lesson. Just as the VT 100 runners are about to embark on an athletic and deeply personal adventure, the feeling of freedom that is felt when someone experiences skiing, horse back riding, boating or rock climbing can change an outlook or even a life.

Again, Thank you to every runner, crew member, volunteer and spectator for helping Vermont Adaptive do such good work!


I would also like to welcome and thank our sponsors who provided services, funds and items for prizes or raffle. This year, Salomon, Vermont Pure/Crystal Rock, VTel, Atayne, Petzl, Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health center and Health Warrior Chia. Please help me thank them by checking them out on line!


Another welcome and thank you from me goes out to the 200+ volunteers who make this event possible! They have been clearing and marking the trials for weeks now and will be out there manning the aid stations on Saturday and Sunday and then cleaning up for days after that!

On that note, I’d like to send a huge thank you to the groups who have adopted aid stations this year! and as usual, we’ll have the Frozen Fins at Margaritaville, Zeke Zucker's Patriotism at the Spirit of 76, Vermont Adaptive ski volunteers at Brown School House and Seven Sees, the lovely ladies at Pinky’s and the awesome Red Cross at Polly’s.

 This year we’re lucky enough to also have stations adopted by The Shenipsit Striders, the Upper Valley Running Club, the Western Mass Distance Project, and the Maine Trail Monsters. I am really looking forward to hearing about how these awesome clubs brought their brand of flare to the aid stations! 

My last set of thank yous are personal. They go out to the two sets of people who have supported and helped me to be the best RD that I could be especially this last year when I have been more sleep deprived and insane than ever before!

First, the amazing Race Committee who has been meeting all year long to make this event happen. They put their hearts and souls into this event and you can really see it. They are all volunteers, most of them local to the area and very few of them ultra runners. They put endless hours into making this world class event really shine and then they rarely show their faces enough to get any recognition.

Secondly is my family. My Brother Richard, the Site Manager, has worked this event every year, on his birthday, since he was in high school.


My amazing husband who is god knows where right now finishing something for me and will be out there setting up, restocking and cleaning up aid stations all day and night tomorrow. My mother, who is at home right now tending to our farm so that we can be here.

And to my amazing mother, brother and aunt in-law who are here chasing my biggest distraction (Izzy) around the event. THANK YOU ALL!!!

It has been an honor to direct the Vermont 100 for the past 4 years and I’m glad to be here for this, my 5th. I have really gotten to see the love that comes with organizing a volunteer event. To have been able to meet the thousands of people, runners, crews, volunteers, families, landowners, and everyone else who has been touched by this event over the past decade has been truly an amazing experience. It hasn’t always been an easy job, but I have loved it all. Thank you for letting me be your Race Director.
So for the last time in my race directing career...

“Welcome to the Vermont 100, Have a Great Race!!! “


Julia Hutchinson O’Brien
VT 100 Race Director

WELCOME to
The 26th Annual 
Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride
Stuff to share:

We still need a few Volunteers
If you can give us a few hours, we'll give you
A Commemorative T-shirt
A Ticket to Our Famous Sunday BBQ
And lots of FUN!

Email Maria, our volunteer coordinator, today EMAIL


Course Elevation Map
Download a MAP here.
Thank you Keith Knipling!

Handler Guidelines and Crew Directions 
will be handed out on 
Friday July 18 at Race Registration 
from 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
You will Need:

Please read over our previous posts and share with family/friends and crew members:
http://vermont100endurancerun.blogspot.com/2014/07/vermont-100-race-weekend-schedule.html

Live Timing

Crew Rules for 2014




A Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Sports for Every Body


*When posting to Social Media use this hashtag

Please follow us on Social Media* for all the latest updates about race weekend.

Website
Facebook
Blog
Twitter
or if you prefer, have our blogs sent to your email inbox once a day so you can stay current!
Sign up HERE.
(Please share with family, friends and crew!)

Fingers crossed!

Best Aid Station Competition Gets Heavy! #vt1002014

You decide


The Shenipsit Striders http://www.shenipsitstriders.org/ will be adopting Stage Road PRETTY HOUSE. They are a running club in northern central CT that enjoys being on the trails - whether trail running, snowshoe running, or orienteering. The Striders put on classic New England trail races such as the Nipmuck Marathon and Soapstone Trail Race. They have at least one runner competing, but as always, will be a great presence at the race with crewing and pacing duties. This club likes to have fun, there is no doubt they will have a great theme and run an efficient aid station.









Gil's Athletic Club http://www.gaconline.net/ will be adopting the Birmingham's Aid Station. They are a running club based on Topsham, MA, and beyond running, they have known to bike, swim, and drink plenty of beer. GAC puts on the popular Stone Cat races and a 6 Hour Trail race. As always, GAC will be at VT100 in huge numbers, to support the 6 GAC runners competing in the 100 miler. The Stone Cat races are named after a local beer (or maybe vice versa) - they are known to have the actual Stone Cat (someone in costume), as well as Stone Cat ale (and often other alcoholic options) at their races.






The Western Mass Distance Project http://www.westernmassdistanceproject.com/ will be adopting the Route 12 Aid Station. WMDP is primarily a competitive road running club, based in Western MA, but has runners competing in trail running, mountain running, and snowshoe running. WMDP annually hosts a cross country race that is part of the USATF-NE series. The folks working the aid station will be crewing and pacing for their one runner after the aid station closes. We are sure they will have a great theme - these are the girls who ran around in 'Team Amy' shirts with pink feathers in their hair last year. The only thing they like better than running fast is having some fun (typically with a beverage in hand!)





Trail Monster Running  http://trailmonsterrunning.com/ will be adopting the Lincoln Covered Bridge. The Trail Monsters are a trail running group in southern Maine who are passionate about the trails and love to get dirty - whether trail running, snowshoe running, or competing in the National Wife Carrying Competition. They host numerous races, including the Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival (which is one of the best parties in New England!). They may only have a few runners competing in the 100 miler, but they will certainly bring a large and enthusiastic group to VT100. Their finish line party at the Pineland Farms races is legendary, they also have fun with some cowboy themed aid stations at that race - we anticipate they will have a great time and do a great theme at our race.

Rob Mather will be organizing the folks from the Red Cross again to make you all feel welcome at Polly's.



The Frozen Fins  http://frozenfins.org/, The Vermont Chapter of Parrotheads in Paradise-A Jimmy Buffett Fan Club, will be returning to run Margaritaville. This group has volunteered at an aid station since the beginning of the race! We hear they may have a Steel Pan group performing during some of the race. These guys have been voted BEST Aid Station a number of times and hope to repeat again this year. This is the aid station that set the bar for decorations, music, style & attitude!

Another returning BEST Aid Station, Spirit of '76 will be out in full force.  Now that the competition has heated up,  Zeke and crew will be stepping up to bring you some very interesting things at this station!



See You in 3 Days for 
The 26th Annual 
Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride

Weather Forecast for Race Weekend

Fingers crossed that this forecast holds!!

As always, feel free to e-mail with questions!

Julia H O’Brien
VT 100 RD

Deb Shearer
VT 100 Registrar

Stuff to share:

We still need a few Volunteers
If you can give us a few hours, we'll give you
A Commemorative T-shirt
A Ticket to Our Famous Sunday BBQ
And lots of FUN!

Email Maria, our volunteer coordinator, today EMAIL


Course Elevation Map
Download a MAP here.
Thank you Keith Knipling!

Handler Guidelines and Crew Directions 
will be handed out on 
Friday July 18 at Race Registration 
from 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
You will Need:

Please read over our previous posts and share with family/friends and crew members:

Live Timing

Crew Rules for 2014




A Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Sports for Every Body


*When posting to Social Media use this hashtag

Please follow us on Social Media* for all the latest updates about race weekend.

Website
Facebook
Blog
Twitter
or if you prefer, have our blogs sent to your email inbox once a day so you can stay current!
Sign up HERE.
(Please share with family, friends and crew!)

Vermont 100 Reminder Checklist #vt1002014


______Drop Bags-filled and labeled 9" x 9"x 16" and NO MORE THAN 10 lbs
Bib Numbers are posted at: http://www.vermont100.com/entrants_list.html

______Small Flashlight or headlamp

______Crew-one vehicle, Runner Bib Number, license plate number, cell phone, contact person
Crew Guidelines and Directions at 
Registration Friday July 18 9:30 am-6:00 pm

______Bug Spray for you and your crew

______Race Weekend Schedule loaded to your cell phone

______Google Map for Gas, Food, Coffee, Ice loaded to your cell phone

______Non-crew Spectator Google Map loaded to your cell phone

______Course Elevation Map loaded to your cell phone

______Directions to Silver Hill Farm

______Aid Station Menu (Printable Menu) loaded to your cell phone, your personal/special energy drinks and  food packed

______Cash, Check, Mastercard, VISA so you can Shop 'Til You Drop at our Merch Table

______Live Timing Website loaded on your cell phone

______Rain Gear, Sunblock, Hat

______Your patience during check-in and crew car registration

______Your cooperation following the local road rules and postings

VT100 Stickers and Temp. Tattoos are HERE!!
You can pick yours up Friday at Race Registration!

Fun Fact: We Have Runners From...
All over the US
Canada
Great Britain
Afghanistan
Denmark
Philippines
Costa Rica
New Zealand
Germany


Weather Forecast for Race Weekend

Fingers crossed that this forecast holds!!


Well, that should get you ready! We'll see you real soon!

As always, feel free to e-mail with questions!

Julia H O’Brien
VT 100 RD
Vt100@vermontadaptive.org

Deb Shearer
VT 100 Registrar
debshearer@comcast.net

Stuff to share:

We still need a few Volunteers
If you can give us a few hours, we'll give you
A Commemorative T-shirt
A Ticket to Our Famous Sunday BBQ
And lots of FUN!

Email Maria, our volunteer coordinator, today EMAIL


Course Elevation Map
Download a MAP here.
Thank you Keith Knipling!

Handler Guidelines and Crew Directions 
will be handed out on 
Friday July 18 at Race Registration 
from 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
You will Need:

See You In a Few Days for 
The 26th Annual 
Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride
Contact:
Julia Hutchinson O’Brien
Race Director
Vt100@vermontadaptive.org

Deb Shearer
Registrar
debshearer@comcast.net



A Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Sports for Every Body


*When posting to Social Media use this hashtag

Please follow us on Social Media* for all the latest updates about race weekend.

Website
Facebook
Blog
Twitter
or if you prefer, have our blogs sent to your email inbox once a day so you can stay current!
Sign up HERE.
(Please share with family, friends and crew!)